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70 Matters Related to Fasting


Allah has favored His slaves with seasons of goodness in which rewards are multiplied, sins are erased and statuses are elevated.From the greatest of these seasons is the month of Ramadan which Allah has made an obligation upon His slaves, encouraged them regarding it and guided them to show gratitude to Him for this obligation. Seeing that this act of worship is of such great value, it is necessary that one learns the rulings pertaining to the month of fasting. This treatise contains a summary of the rulings of fasting, its etiquettes and sunnahs pertaining to it.

Disallowed Matters


here are many things that have been prohibited in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and it is very important for the Muslim to know about them so that he can keep away from them and thus avoid earning the wrath and anger of Allaah or bringing about his own doom in this world and the next. So I thought of compiling this list of prohibited things, in accordance with the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Religion is sincere advice (al-deen al-naseehah),”

Dealing with Worries and Stress


It is the nature of this worldly life that people will suffer from worries and stress, because this world is a place of calamity, hardship and pressure. Hence among the things that distinguish Paradise from this world is the fact that there is no worry or stress there. This essay discusses some remedies that Islam offers for stress.

I Want to Repent, But ...


Allah has commanded all the believers to repent. People may be divided into two types, those who repent and turn to Allaah, and those who do wrong; there is no third category. We are living in a time when many people have strayed far from the religion of Allah, and sin and immorality have become so widespread that there is no one who remains free from the taint of evil except for the one who is protected by Allah. However, Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected, thus many people have awoken from the slumber of negligence. They have become aware of their failure to fulfil their duties towards Allah, have regretted their carelessness and sin, and so have started to move towards the beacon of repentance. Others have grown weary of this wretched life of misery, and so they are looking for a way out of darkness and into the Light. But these people face many obstacles which they think stand between them and repentance, some of which exist within their own selves, and others in the world around them. For this reason I have written this brief work, hoping to clear up this confusion, dispel doubts, explain wisdom and drive away the Shaytan.

Problems and Solutions


A book that discusses and offers solutions to issues that young people are suffering from and problems that they face, such as spiritual maladies, psychological problems and real-life obstacles.

33 Ways of developing Khushoo’ in Salaah


A book that discusses the issue of khushoo‘ (proper focus and humility in prayer) and the factors that will help the Muslim to pray with presence of mind and humility before Allah, may He be glorified and exalted.

What you should do in the following situations


The Muslim may be faced with a number of emergency situations in his life, where he needs an immediate answer as to how he should act in that particular situation. In most cases, however, it is not possible to look for or ask about the appropriate Islamic rulings at that time This book presents some of these situations.

Dangers in the Home


Putting things right in the home is a great trust and huge responsibility which every Muslim man and woman should undertake as Allaah The Almighty commands, by running the affairs of their homes in accordance with the rules set out by Allaah The Almighty. One of the ways of achieving this is by ridding the home of evil things. The following discussion aims to bring to light some of the evils that actually happen in some homes and that have become tools of destruction for the nests in which the future generations of the Ummah (Muslim nation) are being raised. This concise paper highlights some of these evils, and explains some Haraam (forbidden) matters in order to caution readers about them.

The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes


Teaching people is one of the greatest good deeds whose benefits spread to others. It is the daiy’ahs’ and educators’ share of the heritage of the Prophets and Messengers. Dealing with and correcting mistakes is also a part of sincerity in religion (naseehah) which is a duty on all Muslims. The connection between this and the concept of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, which is also a duty, is quite obvious.

Prohibitions that are taken too lightly


It is well-known that some of those who follow their desires, who are weak at heart, become irritated when they hear lists of prohibitions. They grumble and mutter, “Everything is haraam, you haven’t left us anything that is not forbidden! You make our lives boring and miserable. You don’t talk about anything but what is haraam, but religion is supposed to be easy, not strict, and Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.” This essay was written to address these issues.